Weekend Watch – 05/03/19


Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Ugly Dolls

Loren: I liked the dolls when they were kind of an alternative to your standard kids toy but I don’t need to see this as a movie.

RDT: I’m never going to see this movie. Even if I have kids, it’s still not gonna happen. With Disney+ coming, those (currently fictional) kids will never have to watch shitty animated movies again! Hazzah!!!

Jen: The couldn’t even get Justin Timberlake for this? They had to settle for Nick Jonas? Pass.

AJ: Oh come on! They’re adorable! KELLY CLARKSON! Pop music! I’m totally in. You get-off-my-lawn people can suck it.

Josh: Alright, I’m back! And just in time for…ooh boy. Ok, this movie isn’t for me, but I suspect it will be a fun movie that kids will enjoy.


Long Shot

Loren: I like a lot about this movie but I’m not sold on it being any good. I’ll give it a watch down the road.

RDT: This looks cute enough. It’s unlikely I’ll see it in the theater, but I can see myself giving it a watch when it hits streaming.

Jen: I’ve heard surprisingly good things about this and I do love me some June Diane Rapheal, I’ll give this a go on streaming for sure.

AJ: I am so sold on this. As long as he’s not doing that intolerable laugh, I find Seth Rogen comedy enjoyable. This is the movie politics deserves.

Josh: I don’t know why, but Seth Rogen really annoys me. I’m probably in the minority here, but I usually don’t find him or his films funny. That being said, this trailer shows potential and if someone I trust tells me to check it out, I would.


Limited Release

Shadow

Loren: I love the way these Chinese Fantasy Epics look but I never get around to watching them. Some day.

RDT: If this is worth my time, Rick will screen it. Only then will I watch.

Jen: RDT hit the nail on the head here, and, as of me writing this, I have not yet heard Rick’s take, but something tells me we may be seeing this down the road.

AJ: So……. just no. Sorry. I feel like I’m supposed to be into this but I am not.

Josh: These movies, even when I’m not as into the story, are always gorgeous to watch. I’m really digging the muted colors and I think I would very much enjoy this. That being said, unless someone tells me I need to see it in the theater, I’ll probably wait for home release. Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 04/26/19


Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Avengers: Endgame

Loren: I mean… is there really any other choice for this weekend? Probably but I won’t be seeing them.

RDT: 

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Jen: 

 

AJ: 


Limited Release

The White Crow

Loren: Interesting mixing a political thriller with a ballet movie. Add a dash of Based on a True Story and we got a stew going.

RDT: I thought Eddie Furlong played the white Crow?

Rick: Just take my money, Ralph Fiennes.

Jen: Gimme, gimme, gimme.

AJ: 


Keep Going/ Continuer

Loren: Liz Lemon in French: “Non merci, s’il vous plait.”

RDT: 

Rick: I know I should feel something here, but I just don’t.

Jen: ::snore::

AJ:  Continue reading

Episode #168 – Brought To You By Mike TV

Did you want some entertainment news? Well you’ve come to the right place. The guys are talking stories like:

  • Travis Knight directing the $6,000,000,000 Man reboot
  • Hobbs and Shaw trailer #2
  • The Gifted has been canceled
  • Pablo Schreiber to play Master Chief
  • Y The Last Man not moving forward at FX
  • Preacher to end with season 4
  • The Boys trailer
  • Swamp Thing episode order cut to 10 from 13. Episode 10 being written as a series finale
  • Mike Myers is coming to Netflix
  • Knights of the Old Republic in development
  • Cena in talks for THE Suicide Squad
  • Dark Phoenix trailer
  • Thor 4 in development

All that, the Weekly Watched and you guessed it, tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 04/19/19


Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

The Curse of La Llorona

Loren: Well doesn’t that look all sorts of clichéd. Pass.

RDT: I’ve seen this trailer twice in theaters already. No need to revisit here as well. It looks creepy “af” as the kids say. I’m gonna pass.

Rick: I yawned/rolled my eyes through nearly every second of that trailer. Hard pass.

AJ: Me: I love Linda Cardellini

Also me:


Breakthrough

Loren: I think maybe Topher Grace should just go back to re-cutting Star Wars movies and maybe Luke Cage should just do whatever out of work Luke Cage’s do.

RDT: It’s got a good cast, but it’s a Jesus movie. And, I mean, I like Jesus. Without him there is no Easter and without Easter there is no Easter candy. So, thanks for the candy, Jesus!

Rick: Looks like everyone is gonna make their boat payments this month.

AJ: Not so into the faith & family genre typically but this cast is strong and I just adore Chrissy Metz. She recorded a song for the soundtrack which she performed at the ACMs that I was fairly impressed with, too. I mean, good for her, right? It’s not like women of her size are usually given a lot of opportunity in this business – and it’s usually a plucky sidekick role — so I just admire her. **steps down off soapbox**


Limited Release

Family

Loren:  

RDT: WTF was with the background music in that trailer. Holy shit. Also, this looks like a million different “I hate kids but now I’m stuck with kids” movies I’ve seen before. Pass.

Rick: Yeah, it’s trope central, but I laughed at a lot of things in that trailer. Call it a maybe when it hits streaming.

AJ: How many times must we visit this trope? This time with a quirky juggalo twist! Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 04/12/19


Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Hellboy

Loren: Sadly I’m not hearing great things about this one. I was kind of hoping for a little bit more of a serious take on Hellboy but that’s also not what we got. I’ll wait to see it down the road I think.

Rick: While I was quietly hoping Guillermo del Toro would get another shot at this character, I’m looking forward to this reboot. I’ll see this in theaters for sure.

Jen: I LOVE the Hellboy movies with Ron Perlman and David Harbour looks like a worthy successor. Rick, let me know when you’re getting tickets.

AJ: I’ve never seen a Hellboy movie but I’m told by many who know me that I would enjoy this franchise and it’s not like I ever miss a comic book movie.


Missing Link

Loren: Kubo was good enough to get me to see this one. It’ll probably be at home but it’s still on the list.

Rick: Before watching the trailer, the only thing I’d seen from this movie was the poster, which was incredibly uninspiring. Can we get away from the out of context character against a white background, please? It makes me not want to see your movie. Anyway…I’ve never been disappointed with a Laika production. Definitely in.

Jen: This looks cute and I would take my daughter to this – I think we’d both find laughs.

AJ: I’m not gonna lie. I would totally see this. It looks adorable. And ya know, Hugh Jackman. Even animated.


Little

Loren: This looks straight up awful. This is a trope that’s been done to death so you have to really come with something special if you are going to stand out. This did not do that.

Rick: Backwards Big? No thanks. I’m all set.

Jen: Is this set in the Big universe? Is this some sort of MCU type thing? Can we look forward to a “Medium” in our future?

AJ: No, no, no. I watch a lot of my TV on Hulu and they have been playing this trailer in heavy rotation. I am so over it. No. Continue reading

Episode #166 – Casting, Casting, and More Casting!

We’re back and better than ever, or at least as good as some others, pretty ok.  Check out stories like:

  • Probably more info on Wrestlemania than you ever wanted
  • Some quick movie hits
  • Better Call Saul pushed to 2020
  • Idris Elba is NOT playing Deadshot in The Suicide Squad but a new character, Viola Davis to return as Amanda Waller
  • Joker Teaser
  • Capt. Marvel hits $1B, First live-action movie directed by a woman to do so
  • David Harbour joins Black Widow movie and maybe Rachel Weisz too
  • Kumail Nanjiani in talks for The Eternals
  • Disney confirms that New Mutants will get a theatrical release this year

All that, what we watched and don’t forget the tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 04/05/19

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Shazam!

Loren: I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again; maybe this is what turns the corner for Warners and DC. It looks like a lot of fun and they took the idea of “Superhero Big” and ran with it. Fingers tentatively crossed.

RDT: Pending the availability of my car (it’s in the shop), I’m definitely seeing this sooner than later.

Rick: The looks like fun. Not “run out and see it right away” fun, but probably “late in its run” kind of fun.

Josh: I am so excited for this movie I shazamed in my pants. I still think WB/DC has a long way to go before they start consistently putting out good comic book movies, but this feels like they got one right.


The Best of Enemies

Loren: I love the cast and hope that they are being true to the actual story. We’ll see what shakes out after it’s been released a few days.

RDT: Great cast aside, I feel like I’ve seen this movie already.

Rick: As much credit as Taraji P. Henson gets for her talent, I think she deserves more. Even when she’s in relative crap like Proud Mary, those movies are made watchable because she always brings her A-game. 100% in.

Josh: And the 2020 Oscar for solving racism goes to…


Pet Sematary

Loren: For as much of a horror fan as I’ve become (late bloomer, didn’t enjoy horror until sometime around college) this might be a little much for me. I don’t deal with Pet Death too well and even though I know that’s not the crux of the story here it would always be in the back of my mind. Unless I hear that this is a must see, I can probably skip it.

RDT: For as much as I don’t do horror, I actually am a King fan. Haven’t read the book but I have seen the original adaptation. So, I can see myself giving this a watch from my brightly lit living room in the near future.

Rick: I have a lot of reservations about this. Not because Mary Lambert’s adaptation was perfect, but this feels like it’s trying a little too hard. And, I love me some Lithgow, but the man is miscast as Judd Crandall. He just looks like he’s playing some generic crazy person, not the dyed in the wool, gentle Maine lifer from the novel or the earlier adaptation. I just can’t get behind it.

Josh: I have no attachment to the original, nor do I recall the book well enough for that to color my opinion of this trailer. From as objective a standpoint as I can muster, this looks like it could have some solid scares. You know. If they didn’t give them all away in this trailer. I guess we’ll see. Continue reading

Episode #165

Pop culture. We’re talking. You’re listening. 

  • Macbeth gets a pretty good director and cast
  • Cillian Murphy needs to be quiet
  • Kid Ghostbusters!
  • To All the He-Men I’ve Loved Before
  • That’s a Jay & Silent Bob Reboot wrap!
  • Where’s Stabler???
  • Felicity is leaving Arrow early
  • Stargirl looks a hell of a lot like Stargirl
  • You’ll never believe Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer can fly
  • DCU offering all the comics!!!
  • Zack Snyder is a tool
  • Boomerang returns for THE Suicide Squad
  • Some kind of Joker is in Birds of Prey
  • James Gunn is officially an EP on Endgame

All that, what we watched and more tangents. 

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Weekend Watch – 03/29/19

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Dumbo

Loren: I haven’t heard the best reviews of this but that trailer REALLY hooks me in. I’m pretty glad they figured out a way to do this without the minstrel crows from the original. I’ll check this out but probably down the road.

The Lady™: Old school Dumbo makes me cry. New school Tim Burton makes me feel disappointed and betrayed. Will I see this? Probably. Will it be totally gorgeous? Absolutely. Will I enjoy it? Unlikely.

Rick: Like the vast majority of these Disney live action/photorealistic remakes, I don’t know that we need this movie. I’m curious, but I’m betting I can probably do without it.


The Beach Bum

Loren: Harmony Korine is a weird dude. This looks… fine? Definitely not something I’m in any rush to see.

The Lady™: I can’t tell if this is something I’d be super annoyed at, or really enjoy.

Rick: I have to give Harmony Korine credit for constantly working outside convention. I don’t like everything he’s done, but I appreciate him as a filmmaker. I don’t know that I’ll run out and see this, but I’ll catch it eventually.


Limited Release

Through the Fire/Sauver ou Périr

Loren: Weird, this looks like a very American movie. In fact if they weren’t speaking French I’d have no idea that it wasn’t set in like St. Louis or something. On top of all that, if it was an American movie I probably wouldn’t get around to seeing it, so I can’t imagine I’m going to search this one out.

The Lady™: It looks beautiful, and soul crushing. I do not have the capacity to cry that much in one sitting.

Rick: Listen. Trailer people. You need to stop showing me every goddamn dramatic beat in the movie. If you give me everything in two minutes I’m not going to give you two hours (or my money).   Continue reading

Episode #164 – The Deal Is Done

What’s that? You want to the guys to talk about entertainment news? You got it! They’re talking stories like:

  • Toy Story 4 trailer
  • New John Wick 3 trailer
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Trailer
  • The Conners picked up for season 2
  • Anson Mount leaving ST:D
  • Supernatural to end after next season
  • Chelsea T. Zhang to play Ravager  and transgender activist Chella Man is Jericho on Titans season 2
  • Stranger Things: season 3 trailer
  • Dark Tower is officially a go at Amazon
  • Google Stadia announced
  • Taika Waititi will voice IG-88 in The Mandalorian
  • Shazam getting good early buzz
  • Marvel Starts Selling Off Props to the Netflix Shows
  • Disney Fox deal is done. Fox 2000 already shuttered

All that, what we watched and hey look at that, tangents!

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